Letters to the Editor

The McDaniel Free Press encourages students, faculty, staff and anyone else to submit letters to the editor to Select letters may be published. We reserve the right to edit letters to the editor for clarity.

Story Ideas

Anyone wishing to suggest story ideas to the Free Press should send them to our editor-in-chief via We cannot guarantee that your story will be covered.

Article Submissions

All submissions must be made with the acknowledgement that the Free Press reserves the right not to publish material that does not meet our standards of publication. The McDaniel Free Press pledges to uphold the values of free speech and ethical journalism.

The Free Press also welcomes unsolicited article submissions from students who are not active members of our organization. Due to the large volume of submissions we receive each semester, we require all submissions to be sent to before the last week of classes.

Time-sensitive articles should be submitted before their relevance fades. Those sending articles should keep in mind that they may appear on our website up to nine days after submission.

We advise that all articles be 400 to 700 words long. A section editor has the option to alter the requirement based on the article. We require all articles to be written in AP style.

All articles must be submitted with an original photograph or image to illustrate the piece. All efforts should be made for the image to be generated by a member of the McDaniel College community; if this is not possible please include an image from Creative Commons or the Public Domain and submit with it the link from which it came. Proper photo credit must be given.

If you are submitting an article as a requirement for a class, please cc your professor when you send your submission email. We cannot notify professors that we have received your submission, nor can we email them a list of what changes we have made to your submission.

We cannot guarantee that submissions will be published, and we reserve the right to ask authors of these pieces to make changes and/or attend a Free Press meeting so that they meet our standards of publication.